Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland


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Coast Explorer is launched – Isle of Arran COAST


COAST Explorer is officially launched last week which will now be available for research charters. We were delighted to have such a massive turn out of the local community to welcome in a new era for marine protected areas around Arran with the arrival and maiden voyages of our new research vessel COAST Explorer. We  welcome  more of you on board to help with our marine restoration work and get involved in our survey and monitoring work around the island and beyond.

The 9m catamaran is now available for research charters around Arran and the wider Clyde and can offer bespoke facilities to suit a wide variety of research projects, as well as catering for fieldtrip bookings and other specialised trips. Full specifications can be found at and enquiries should be directed towards [email protected] or [email protected].


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